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The Greatest Feuds in Country Music History

September 23, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Outlaw History  //  42 Comments

The last few weeks might go down in history as one of country music’s most feud-laden moments. Though country music feuding may be on a sharp rise here recently, it is not an uncommon or recent occurrence in country music by any stretch. Nothing gets folks talking like a good old artist on artist donnybrook. Here are some of the most infamous over the years.


Interview: Head of New Outlaw Country Hall of Fame Gary Sargeant

September 18, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  16 Comments

On August 15th, the plans for the upcoming Outlaw Country Music Hall of Fame and an accompanying Outlaw Music Association were made public. The announcement stimulated a lot of speculation about what direction the upcoming Hall of Fame would take, but not many serious answers. So Saving Country Music reached out to Gary “Sarge” Sargeant, the spearhead of the Outlaw Country Hall of Fame.


Most Embarrassing Moments in Country Music History

June 24, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Outlaw History  //  89 Comments

When looking at the historical timeline of country music, many times it is big events that set the wheels of change in motion, for the good and the bad. Whether it is intrusion of pop or rap into country, or the ill-treatment of country music greats, here are some of the most embarrassing moments in country music history.


Charlie Rich “Burns” John Denver at the 1975 CMA Awards

June 7, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Outlaw History  //  58 Comments

There may not be a more notorious moment in the annals of country music lore than when a drunk and disorderly Charlie Rich set fire to the piece of paper announcing John Denver as the Country Music Association “Entertainer of the Year” for 1975. For years the moment has set the high water mark for the rebuke of the pop world infiltrating country, but there was no public video of the incident.


T Shirts You Will Never See in Country Music

February 13, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  23 Comments

Since music no longer holds any intrinsic value to the American consumer and they’d rather steal a song than have it be sold to them for less than a pack of gum, merch, MERCH is where all the money is now. Major labels manufacture merch in the textile industry’s version of puppy mills somewhere in southeast Asia. Here’s some country music T Shirts you won’t see for sale anytime soon.


Defiant Images of Country Music Dissent

December 4, 2012 - By Trigger  //  Outlaw History  //  50 Comments

The fight for the purity of country music is almost as old as the genre itself. The conflict between pop and traditionalism, and the fight for creative control for artists runs like a thread throughout country music’s history, defining it as much as the twang of a Telecaster, or the moan of a steel guitar. Here are some of the most iconic images of country music revolution, and the stories behind them.


Scott Borchetta on Country: “I Really Don’t Care.” Defines it as “Youth”

October 2, 2012 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  44 Comments

The Country Music Anti-Christ, Big Machine Records owner Scott Borchetta was on American Public Media on Friday and said on Taylor Swift and pop country, “If you don’t want to consider it country, I really don’t care. That means nothing to me.” He defined country as, “Whatever fans of country music listen to and like. It’s younger. It’s youth.”


Why Time Has Been Kind to Garth Brooks’ Music

March 26, 2012 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  62 Comments

“Garth Brooks did for country music what pantyhose did for finger fucking.” This is a quote attributed to Waylon Jennings, and one that’s hard to argue against. But over time, Garth Brooks’ music has fallen more into favor with traditional country music fans who once revered him as the country music anti-Christ. Why? Because Garth’s music is actually country.


Album Review – Shooter Jennings “Family Man”

March 13, 2012 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  87 Comments

In the end I’m just surprised at the sheer lack of direction with this album. I guess there’s a “Family Man” concept here, but it almost seems a burden to the music instead of a compliment. However I would be lying if I said Family Man didn’t have any moments. And yes, Shooter is a nice guy, but that is not a sonic element you can measure in music.


Fowler Sells Out for Colt Ford’s “Hip Hop in a Honky Tonk”

January 5, 2011 - By Trigger  //  Down with Pop Country  //  140 Comments

The latest new low is this “duet” by Colt Ford with the aforementioned Kevin Fowler called “Hip Hop in a Honky Tonk.” You can probably guess the premise. 2011 might be the year that the two 2 supergenres of hip hop and country merge into a monogenre as the lost and creatively bankrupt music industry continues to contract, offering no contrast, no creativity, and no choice. What could be a finer example than this.


Sugarland Spells ‘Rock’ Bottom For Country

October 29, 2010 - By Trigger  //  Down with Pop Country  //  66 Comments

This is not John Denver and Olivia Newton John ruffling feathers by winning country awards. This isn’t Garth Brooks flying over stadiums on wires. This isn’t Rascal Flatts rehashing classic rock songs, or even Taylor Swift playing with a fiddle player hidden in a dark corner. This is it. This is the bottom of the slippery slope. This is country music’s ‘rock’ bottom.


This Taylor Swift Shit – Country Music Is Dead

November 13, 2009 - By Trigger  //  Down with Pop Country  //  17 Comments

I would much rather be writing an album review, or highlighting a new artist. But since the 19-year-old Taylor Swift took home an unprecedented four CMA’s, including […]


Down with the CMA (Part 3 – ACE & The Outlaws)

November 12, 2008 - By Trigger  //  Down with Pop Country, Outlaw History  //  No Comments

Real quick: A Hank III tour announcement is imminent. According to it’s gonna start on the 23rd. But remember last Spring there was a big brewha […]

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